The Foundation for Media Professionals (www.fmp.org.in) is organising a debate on whether the Home Ministry, in the name of combating terror, is justified in arrogating the power to determine which scholars can be invited from abroad for conferences on 'sensitive' political and social subjects...
Thought Policing or Fighting Terror?
Home Ministry's curbs on foreign scholars
Auditorium, India International Centre, Lodi Estate, New Delhi
Speakers: Bharat Bhushan (Editor, Mail Today), Maja Daruwala (Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative), Sanjoy K Roy (Director, Jaipur Literary Festival), Lydia Polgreen (Delhi Bureau Chief of New York Times), Kanwal Sibal(former Foreign Secretary), G K Pillai (Union Home Secretary) and Siddharth Varadarajan (Delhi Bureau Chief of The Hindu)
Tuesday, March 9, from 10.30 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch
The debate and lunch are open to everybody.